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Welcome to CRIC

In September 2007 the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) and the Centre for Science and Technology Policy and Management Research of Manchester Business School (PREST) combined their expertise to form the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.

Manchester has long been a leading international location for innovation and technology policy studies, and CRIC and PREST have both established reputations as centres of excellence in interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research in these areas. The new institute will aim to consolidate and build upon these reputations. A transition strategy will ensure that the value attached to these two brand names will be progressively transferred to the single institute brand.

The new institute will be at the heart of Manchester Business School's increasing strategic focus on all aspects of innovation across both the public and private sectors. PREST and CRIC have extensive relationships in industry and government in the UK, Europe and around the world, and the new centre will continue to shape the debates taking place in this complex field.


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Latest CRIC Papers

Total number of CRIC papers downloaded as of 05/02/2010 - 25193!
New CRIC Discussion Papers:

New Book

Details of a new book "Trust in Food, A Comparative and Institutional Analysis" by Unni Kjaernes, Mark Harvey and Alan Warde are now available.

CRIC Final Report to ESRC

The ESRC centre grant for CRIC ended in September 2006, and completed 10 years funding from ESRC. The following report is the final one submitted to ESRC at the end of January 2007:



CRIC is now proud to be part of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)
Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC), The University of Manchester,
Harold Hankins Building, Booth Street West, Manchester M13 9QH, England
Phone +44 (0)161 275 7365 Fax: +44 (0) 161 275 7361
Site maintained by: Ishty Hussain

Page last updated: 9 November, 2007 | Copyright MioIR. All rights reserved.
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CRIC has combined with PREST to form the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR).

New book: Trust in Food, A Comparative and Institutional Analysis by Unni Kjaernes, Mark Harvey & Alan Warde.

CRIC Final Report to ESRC:"Main Report" and "CRIC Performance Indicators 1997-2006".

CRIC Papers

'Instituted Or Embedded? Legal, Fiscal and Economic Institutionalisation of Markets' by Mark Harvey

'Beyond Efficiency and Market Shares: Competition within the Finnish Games Industry' by Mirva Peltoniemi

'Accounting for Economic Evolution: Fitness and the Population Method' by Stan Metcalfe

'Innovation and Final Consumption: Social Practices, Instituted Modes of Provision and Intermediation' by Andrew McMeekin & Dale Southerton

'Alfred Marshall’s Mecca: Reconciling the Theories of Value and Development' by Stan Metcalfe